His Girl Friday (1940)
Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart
If you want the perfect introduction to the screwball comedy genre, look no further than Howard Hawks' fast-talking high-pants-wearing newspaper comedy, His Girl Friday. On screen, we have the incomparable Cary Grant as Walter Burns, as a less sophisticated version of himself, stepping on the lines of the just as head strong career woman, and his ex wife, Hildy Johnson, played to perfection by Rosalind Russell. Best remembered for its word gags, quick wit, sexual innuendos and rapid dialogue, His Girl Friday is the ideal romantic comedy for any gent with wit and any lady with brass.